Space: 1999 “Breakaway” (part 3 of 6)
Koenig looks around Russell’s nearly empty office, and decides to play with her microscope. He identifies it as the same model used by Marie Curie. On the one hand, it’s pretty impressive he knows that. On the other hand, dude’s about to break a 112-year-old microscope.
Koenig asks when the astronauts will recover from the Meta probe virus. Russell replies that it’s not a virus. This leads to dialogue that, once again, needs to be heard to be truly experienced:
Koenig: So, they’re not going to recover.
Russell: [Stares in silence because someone forgot to push the play button.]
Russell takes Koenig over to a fairly advanced-looking desktop computer, assuming you consider the Commodore PET to be advanced-looking. It appears someone has busted out the screen and replaced it with an Okudagram of a person’s head. There’s a huge, red spot in the guy’s brain. I’m no doctor, but I would give this guy nineteen seconds to live.
The Commander and the Doctor then have a very boring conversation, where not only do they repeat everything they’ve already told us, but they wait two seconds between each line. I’ve been on conference calls with people in Australia that had a shorter delay.